Educational Leadership

The Educational Leadership program is designed for individuals seeking advanced professional preparation to become school leaders. The program specifically prepares individuals for principal or teacher leadership positions. Program options include a Master of Education (MEd) in Educational Leadership, as well as a Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership. 

The Educational Leadership program offers courses online via Blackboard Collaborate web conferencing in order to serve the entire state of Alaska. These courses meet weekly on a specific day and time in a virtual classroom. Anyone with reliable internet access, a computer, and microphone can participate in our online courses.

Program Information

Master of Education, Educational Leadership

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Program Overview

The Educational Leadership program offers a Master's of Education in Educational Leadership (MED-EDLD) for students pursuing a Type B Administrative Certificate endorsement from the State of Alaska.

  • Students pursuing a first masters are required to complete both the foundation core and the principal core courses for a total of 35 credits 

Admission Requirements

There are two different admission requirements; one for UAA and one for the SOE program.

The Educational Leadership courses are all web based courses, unless otherwise noted. Candidates meet with their instructor at pre-determined times on Blackboard Collaborate each week. Access to, and familiarity with, web based technology is essential. Visit the College of Education digital literacy page for more information.

Complete portfolio documenting attainment of National Educational Leadership Preparation Standards (NELP)

Advising

Enrolled students can go to DegreeWorks to view degree progress 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. For program advising, contact Dr. Ginger Blackmon, contact information listed below.

 

Educational Leadership: Principal ELCert

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Program Overview

The Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership Principal is designed for individuals with master's degrees who are seeking advanced professional preparation to become principals.

Admission Requirements 

  1. Satisfy Admission Requirements for Graduate Certificates.
  2. Hold a master's degree from a regionally accredited institution with a grade point average of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale. This will include a minimum of 6 credits in educational research methodology.
  3. Hold appropriate certification: current teacher or special services provider (Type C) certificate or equivalent for Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership Principal.
  4. Provide a resume documenting educational experience including at least three years of experience as a certificated elementary teacher, secondary teacher, or special services provider (Type C).
  5. Submit an educational goal statement.
  6. Submit three letters of recommendation or rating forms from professional references. At least one of the professional references must be from a current educational supervisor who has evaluated the candidate.

Program Requirements

The Educational Leadership courses are all web based courses, unless otherwise noted. Candidates meet with their instructor at pre-determined times on Blackboard Collaborate each week. Access to, and familiarity with, web based technology is essential. Visit the College of Education digital literacy page for more information.

Complete portfolio documenting attainment of National Educational Leadership Preparation Standards (NELP)

Complete a total of 26 credits for the certificate and to apply for an institutional recommendation for the Type B Administrator Certificate with a principal endorsement from the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development (EED).

Alaska Certification

The Alaska Department of Education and Early Development requires 3 credits of multicultural education/cross-cultural communication and 3 credits of Alaska studies for state licensure. For more information see the EED website

Advising

Enrolled students can go to DegreeWorks to view degree progress 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. For program advising, contact Dr. Ginger Blackmon. See contact information below.

Educational Leadership Faculty

Name Title UA Email Address Phone Office
Ginger Blackmon, Ed.D Assistant Professor glblackmon@alaska.edu 907-786-1645 PSB 223B
Ed McLain, Ed.D Associate Professor emclain@alaska.edu 907-952-8940 PSB 222A